RED 4043

The activity descriptions provided in this summary of ESOL infused activities or assignments is intended to provide you with information about what pieces of evidence you may include in your TESOL-in-Progress notebook. It thus concentrates on the ESOL component of the activity or assignment, and may not reflect all portions of each class assignment or activity. Carefully read through the entire assignment description in your syllabus to ensure that you fulfill all assignment requirements for this course.

RED4043_1.0

ESOL Performance Standard(s) and Indicator(s)4.2
Activity ObjectiveTo assess the readability and usability of authentic textbooks in secondary content areas.
Activity DescriptionCandidates will obtain a copy of a middle or high school textbook in a content area with which they are planning to teach (math, science, social studies, English, Voc Ed., etc.). Candidates will use the Fry Readability Graph and General Textbook Readability Checklists. They will answer the following questions in a reflection: 1) What grade level did they find for the textbook? 2) Did they agree with these results? 3) Did anything surprise them about the Fry results? 4) What implications can they draw from these results about English language learners? Special education students? Lastly, candidates will analyze the specific strengths/weaknesses of the textbook, its understandability for all groups of learners including English language learners and students receiving special education services, its usability, and visual and cognitive appeal.
ESOL-specific Reading(s)Textbook chapters in Vacca, R.T., Vacca, J.L., & Mraz, M. (2010). Content area reading: Literacy and learning across the curriculum. 10th ed. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
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Electronic Portfolio AssessmentNO

RED4043_2.0

ESOL Performance Standard(s) and Indicator(s)3.2
Activity ObjectiveTo employ various methods of vocabulary instruction with specialized and technical vocabulary used in various content areas.
Activity DescriptionCandidates will choose 5 vocabulary words from their content area and create a Digital Story with them. At least one of the vocabulary words needs to be a word that an English language learner would struggle with and include specific ESOL strategies to help ELLs learn that word and the four content words. Candidates may not use Power Point; instead, they will use one of the two following programs: PhotoStory or iMovie (Apple).
ESOL-specific Reading(s)Textbook chapters in Vacca, R.T., Vacca, J.L., & Mraz, M. (2010). Content area reading: Literacy and learning across the curriculum. 10th ed. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
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Electronic Portfolio AssessmentNO

RED4043_3.0

ESOL Performance Standard(s) and Indicator(s)3.2, 4.1, 4.2
Activity ObjectiveTo demonstrate an ability to construct meaningful lessons and activities to develop studentsí» comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, phonemic awareness, phonics, and study skills within a given content area by using reading strategies, writing strategies, and study strategies.
Activity DescriptionCandidates will create an electronic Study Guide that addresses the subtopics of pre-reading, during-reading, and post-reading strategies as well as comprehension, and vocabulary. Candidates must include activities that aid English language learners to develop social and academic language. Specific strategies for ESOL must be explicitly labeled and included in the study guide. The eStudy Guide will be created on a free wiki using one of these three wiki pages: www.bpworks.com, www.wikidot.com, or www.wikispaces.com. The content for the eStudy Guide is based on a selection of the content area textbook they chose for the Textbook analysis (this could be a chapter, a section, etc.) The Vocabulary Digital Story words should be from this same section.
ESOL-specific Reading(s)Textbook chapters in Vacca, R.T., Vacca, J.L., & Mraz, M. (2010). Content area reading: Literacy and learning across the curriculum. 10th ed. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
Generic Syllabus URLN/A
Detailed Assignment Description URLN/A
Electronic Portfolio AssessmentYES